SON JUNG WAN
Born and raised in South Korea, Son Jung Wan, majored in Industrial Craft at Sookmyung Women's University and, after graduating, attended design school at International Mode in Seoul. In 1989, Son opened a small shop across the street from Galleria Department Store to house and sell her collection of stylish wears. Seeing how successful her store was, Galleria offered her a shop in shop only a year later and from there the Son Jung Wan brand grew. In 1993 Son earned the “Golden Needle Award” from the Korea Fashion Editor Association and in 2005, was named “Designer of the Year” by Seoul Metropolitan.
Today, Son Jung Wan is one of Korea’s most successful designers with over US 76 million dollars in sales for 2014. Her designs are sold at boutiques located across the USA including New York City, Palm Beach and the DC Metro area as well as over 60 department stores in South Korea.
Each season Son Jung Wan debuts her collection for New York Fashion Week and later at Who's Next, the Parisian trade show.
If she weren’t a fashion designer, Son likes to say she would have been an artist. In May 2005 she collaborated with contemporary artist Hwang for the “Tangible Sound” at TOTAL Museum of Contemporary Art. In August 2011, Son collaborated with Kira Kim, a well known Korean installation artist, for an antiques themed art installation at the Plateau Gallery in Seoul.
Son Jung Wan is a woman of many passions. She is a philanthropist, an avid traveler, a collector of art, a mother and a wife to name just a few.
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